PATIENT and injuries were reported at a nursing home during a tornado warning in Arkansas on Friday.
Other buildings in the area said to be “leveled” are Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson say on Twitter that a tornado has struck in the northeast of the state.
Local ABC branch KAIT said two people were killed and five others injured in a “mass casualty” event at the Monette Manor nursing home after the tornado moved through the Mississippi County area.
About 20 people were trapped at the 90-bed facility, according to the news station.
Pictures showed debris covering the parking lot, with extensive damage to the building.
First responders from surrounding towns are believed to be heading to the area with additional reports indicating the local Adams Gin Company and Dollar General in Leachville have been “leveled” during hurricanes. storm.
One photo shows damage to a building in Leachville, a town just east of Monette, although it’s unclear what it contained.
Members of the KAIT . editorial office forced to cover up as the storm continues to make landfall in this area.
Tornado and severe weather warnings remain in effect.
Emergency warnings are in place as a major storm moves from the Rockies to the East Coast.
The main threats to Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana are strong tornadoes and gusts Friday night, ABC News reported.
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